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ONE-WEEKEND BOOK SERIES

A book-making workshop and an editorial project.

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THE WORKSHOP

April 11-22, 2012 Martin Lorenz and Lupi Asensio, aka TwoPoints (DE/ES) taught 20 students how to make a book, in 5 days, without using computers. This hands-on affair was based on their experiences making the One Weekend Book Series in 11 cities all over the world.

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Day 1: Concept and execution of material.

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Day 2: Print layout and binding.

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One whole book.

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Another book, Malihim Street. Named after the recycled movie script with which it was made. All groups were given printed scripts (left over from a previous script reading workshop held at OCD) to use for sketching and making their books. Love paper, save paper.

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Day 3: Book launch presentations.

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Day 4 On the final day, the workshop held at Kanto Gallery became an open-air tsokolate and pandesal conference, where Lorenz and Asensio presented their work to the public over a cup of organic local chocolate, provided by Ritual Store. A concert by local poets and experimental musicians closed the evening’s activities.

We brought the entire OCD decor out into the courtyard of The Collective.

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Martin and Lupi presenting their work on The Sunset Bench prototype.

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Lourd de Veyra got experimental on the turntables.

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THE EXPERIMENT

For the 11th edition of their One Weekend Book series, TwoPoints deviated from their usual approach. They usually collaborate with an established illustrator from the country they visit to create a handmade book in one weekend. But in Manila, they collaborated with a local artisan. The lucky guy was our favorite signpainter, Jumbo Rañises. He does all our windows and is one of the best vernacular typographers we know. And now he’s going to be an internationally published art book author as well.

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